When I was young, my grandma had a tiny blue box full of little cards shaped like fortune cookie fortunes. They each held a bible quote, but they were not in any order. She said every morning, you were supposed to randomly choose a card from the box, and that was your meditation for the entire day.
I always thought there was something magical about that little box, the arbitrary way you were given something spiritual, and the wondering whether your quote was chance or guided to you by the hand of God Himself.
I began a journal of spiritual quotes for myself, one quote to each page. Although I am not against adding some, there are no bilble quotes in it yet. They are mostly from books, although some are from songs.
The idea is to flip through the book and randomly encounter YOUR quote for THAT day. It is not as magical as the cards, and as I get more quotes, I may put that them in that form.
Please feel free to add quotes that you believe qualify to the comments. Just be sure to tell me where they are from if you know.
Here is the 1st installment chosen randomly of course.
Don't take anything personally.
Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world than we live in.
-Don Miguel Ruiz from
The Four Agreements
The real challenge in this quote to dwell on the word "nothing."